Shocks - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 09-01-2010, 06:51 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
DKarge87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Newark, NY
Posts: 249
Send a message via AIM to DKarge87
Arrow Shocks

I have a mostly stock 02 Saraha with 31" Duratrac's and wnt to make some room with a 2'' budget boost. I know a spacer is a spacer but the shocks are what makes the differance. I do mostly road and off road 1 or 2 times a month in the summer. What would you recommend for me? Thanks

DKarge87 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-01-2010, 07:26 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Minn_wild1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Iron Range, MN
Posts: 194
Images: 3
I bought a Tomken Machine 2" spring lift and Rancho 5000 shocks. The Tomken springs sucked. The top of the springs weren't manufactured properly and they wouldn't slide onto the isolators. The ranchos showed up from Qtec and they were defective. I could fully extend and collapse them with my little fingers in milliseconds. Did a bunch of research and everyone i spoke with said that the Rubicon Express is the way to go. I ordered the 2" RE lift, installed it with zero problems and can say that they were right. I love the shocks. Great ride and handling. I highly recommend the kit. The price is right and I am pleased with the results.

__________________
33" BFG A/T's, 2.5" RC w/ 1.25" BL, MORE MML, Custom Bumpers, Home made disconnects, 8.8 LSD and D44 Rubicon Locker 4.10 gears.
Minn_wild1 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-01-2010, 07:50 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: San Jose Calif.
Posts: 1,006
Skyjacker Hydro (not Nitro) have a nice ride and are cheaper than others. I like mine.
03 RUBI is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-01-2010, 08:29 PM   #4
Moderator

WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
 
doclouie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Was in the mountains, now in Texas
Posts: 3,677
Images: 4
I have adjustable Rancho 9000s and I love them. I paid just over $60 a shock and I will never go without an adjustable shock on my Jeep again. I can have the ride softer than stock or hard enough to rattle the fillings out of your teeth. Different off roading takes different kind of shocks. If you buy non adjustable ones and you do not like them you are stuck with them. If they are adjustable then you just turn the knob and find what you like best.
__________________
2000 Sahara, 3.5" Rubicon Express Lift, 1" spring spacer & 1" Body Lift, 33" or 35" BFG Mud tires, Front & Rear ARB, Rancho 9000 shocks, UCF Ultra High Belly Up

doclouie is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-01-2010, 08:51 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
Jma20a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Fairfield, CT
Posts: 3,046
i have a 2" BB and OME nitrocharger shocks and the shocks are worth every penny. i also have a steering stabilizer from OME
__________________
Dear Algebra, Please stop asking us to find your X. She's never coming back and don't ask Y.
Jma20a is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-02-2010, 12:13 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 151
4" Old man emu suspension
NM JEEPS 15 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-02-2010, 07:26 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: San Jose Calif.
Posts: 1,006
If you want even more info on shocks than what's in these 5 posts, use the search function at the top of the page and find all kinds of threads on shocks.

03 RUBI is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Tags
budget boost , lift kit , shocks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How To: Replace Rear Shocks burton160w TJ Tech Forum 28 04-13-2013 11:30 AM
New Shocks doclouie TJ General Discussion Forum 5 06-02-2010 04:44 PM
Firm or Soft Shocks...What's the difference? linz TJ Tech Forum 6 12-11-2008 09:28 PM
Longer Shocks For More Flex nicolas-eric TJ General Discussion Forum 2 11-03-2007 02:11 PM
BDS shocks mmasuperman12 YJ Tech Forum 1 05-21-2007 11:06 AM



» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:45 AM.



Jeep, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC